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Poster: Will Shine Date: Dec 1, 2005 2:15am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Good News and an Apology: GD on the Internet Archive

You guys are a class act. The sun will shine in your backdoor someday...

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Poster: BillFromMA Date: Dec 1, 2005 2:54am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Good News and an Apology: GD on the Internet Archive

Yes huge thanks to Phil and to John Barlow. And continued shame on the other member of the Grateful Dead and their corporate organization. They make LMA apologize on their bahalf. Where is THEIR apology? McNally said a decision was made to pull the music. Barlow had a heated discussion with Weir (I'm still surprised that Weir was a part of the decision to pull the music). And Brewster has to issue an apology on behalf of The Archive? The Archive did not decide to pull the music. They were told to. Bobby, Billy and Mickey have created huge amounts of ill will. I will continue to boycott GDM/GDP, Rat-dog, Hydra and anything Billy ever chooses to do until they grow some testicles and issue their own apology. And I'm going to see Phil tonight - because he spoke up and got the music back for us.

Thanks Brewster, Diana and everyone else associated with The Archive for all you do. And for being big enough to apologize for something that you didn't even do to shield the real culprits.

EDIT: And isn't it ironic that the Dead's home page shows a charity auction titled.......

Bring the Music Back - Charity Drum Head Auctions

How about "Treat your fans right and bring the music back"!

This post was modified by BillFromMA on 2005-12-01 10:54:50

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Dec 1, 2005 7:25am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Good News and an Apology: GD on the Internet Archive


Thank you for coming to our defence, but I would like to suggest that you take a broader view and find more heroes in this.

Everyone is really trying to figure out the Internet and bands are no different. Sometimes we make some turns in our paths, turns that we may regret, but please dont blame folks that are learning and moving.

A big change has been made after a week of pain. Personally I am relieved and happy to see that so much music is back available.

Lets make this work all the way around and mend our relationships with those we care about.

-brewster

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Poster: Fishead Date: Dec 1, 2005 10:26pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Good News and an Apology: GD on the Internet Archive

"Lets make this work all the way around and mend our relationships with those we care about."

seems some here wish not do just that
and will remain bitter to the greatest band that ever walked the face of the earth....

and it's a real shame....

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Poster: squints777 Date: Dec 4, 2005 4:18am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Good News and an Apology: GD on the Internet Archive

Brewster, much love and respect for this website, I allways wanted to thank the people resposible for this site. It is by far my favorite website. I've been a deadhead since I was like twelve, my first show was in 1979. I downloaded it on this site. Thank you.
Now being a fan of this band has had its ups and downs over the years, its just part of that long strange trip.
As far as I remember, after going to a show I would want a tape of it. At first I'd get some audience tape, that would be good, except for the parts when the audience would drown out the band. However, if a soundboard of the show came available, the audience show would go out the window, you know what I mean? It's just frustrating.
Well I hope this whole thing gets sorted out and they allow the restoration of the site to its previous glory.

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Poster: easybreeze Date: Dec 1, 2005 2:38am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Good News and an Apology: GD on the Internet Archive

If the Grateful Dead actually gave the archive these SBDs I would agree with the new compromise. The problem is they didn't, WE DID. They allowed some tapers to patch in to the sound board with the understanding that these shows would be circulated among the GD community for years to come. Thats why they did it!
Soundboard shows that have not been circulated over the years are GDproperty. The ones they allowed to be taped and circulated(with no commercial gain from the traders) are ours.
I was thrilled to find out Phil and Barlowe didn't support this action. Anyone know what Hunter's saying.
Peace